Matcha is one drink trend I am VERY late to.. I’ve seen this trend gain a lot of traction, with aesthetically pleasing photos shot at Cha Cha Matcha on my feed all day everyday. I thought it was about time to acknowledge the trend and create an inspiring spread featuring the popular drink. Inspired by Cha Cha Matcha’s tropical/boho interiors and delicious “cereal milk matcha latte,” the idea came to me to create a Galentine’s Day bar idea with this theme. So if you’re planning a Gal’s Day party and are in need of a little inspiration, get it all here with an “I love you so matcha” bar for Galentine’s Day.
“I Love you so Matcha” Bar
for Galentine’s Day
Step One: Decorating
Although I’ve never been to a Cha Cha Matcha, I did a lot of research on Instagram and Pinterest to get a feel for what the space looks like. You can choose to take this theme as far as you’d like to. I tried to get as accurate as I possibly could with what I could find!
The biggest aspect I noticed, is that the interior always includes the main colors pink and green. So naturally, if you’d like to emulate their interiors as much as possible, you’ll want to implement these colors through your decorating. Whether that be with pink throw pillows or a garland, like this one from the Opalhouse line at Target. I noticed they definitely go for a boho/tropical vibe through their decor, with cacti plants and lots of rattan details. Get the look by adding cacti plants of varying sizes around your matcha bar, real or faux. Target’s Oplhouse line has a ton of rattan furniture and smaller pieces, so check there first! I love this chair, and used a similar rattan tray to this one.
The Materials I Used to Decorate / /
– set of two glass water carafe’s
– rattan tray for the toppings and mason jars
– small glassware for toppings & straws (This is what I used)
– various faux & real cacti plants in a variety of shapes and sizes
Step Two: The Matcha Bar
By sifting through their website, I discovered that Cha Cha Matcha serves cereal milk matcha lattes. This is where all my inspiration stemmed from for the “bar” setup. Give your gal’s the option to pour themselves a regular matcha almond milk latte or set out a bowl of lucky charms marshmallows so they can replicate the popular drink by topping off their lattes with marshmallows!
What I Served / /
– matcha tea
I bought a pre-made iced matcha drink by Teavana at Target, but couldn’t find it online. Try this option!
– fill one carafe with almond milk & the other with the matcha tea
Give variety to your guests by offering additional dairy-free milks like oat or coconut milk. Serving the milks and tea in carafe glass’s adds to the overall presentation, so don’t skimp on this part!
– lucky charm marshmallows
I wasn’t able to find vegan ones, but you can buy these marshmallows bulk here.
– french macaroons
Give your guests something to eat with their lattes! Whether that be something healthy like avocado toast, french macaroons or pastries. I couldn’t find them, but pistachio macaroons would work perfect with the color scheme, in addition to strawberry ones.